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J&J Sees Male Breasts And Quickly Settles Risperdal Suit - Forbes

J&J Sees Male Breasts And Quickly Settles Risperdal Suit - Forbes | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Just as a trial in a Pennsylvania state court was about to begin, Johnson & Johnson settled the case, the first of dozens of such lawsuits charging its Risperdal antipsychotic has caused gynecomastia – the abnormal development of large mammary...
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Analysis: Reports of drug side effects increase fivefold in 12 years

More than 1 million reports of drug side effects were filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2015, a fivefold increase since 2004, according to an analysis by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and MedPage Today. 
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How Brands in the Pharmaceutical Industry Stack Up

How Brands in the Pharmaceutical Industry Stack Up | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
In this study, we’ve tracked the trends in the pharma industry. Take a look at best practices for social content publishers and social media marketers.
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Health insurance industry rakes in billions while blaming Obamacare for losses

Health insurance industry rakes in billions while blaming Obamacare for losses | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Premiums are going up in many U.S. states under the Affordable Care Act, but the health insurance industry is enjoying record-breaking profits.
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You might need nearly $350,000 to pay for health-care costs in retirement

You might need nearly $350,000 to pay for health-care costs in retirement | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
How to get real — and get smart — about your health in retirement
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R&D Costs For Pharmaceutical Companies Do Not Explain Elevated US Drug Prices

R&D Costs For Pharmaceutical Companies Do Not Explain Elevated US Drug Prices | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
R&D Costs For Pharmaceutical Companies Do Not Explain Elevated US Drug Prices | At the intersection of health, health care, and policy.
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Harris Poll: Only Nine Percent of U.S. Consumers Believe Pharma and Biotechnology Put Patients over Profits; Only 16 Percent Believe Health Insurers Do

Harris Poll: Only Nine Percent of U.S. Consumers Believe Pharma and Biotechnology Put Patients over Profits; Only 16 Percent Believe Health Insurers Do | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Only nine percent of U.S. consumers believe pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies put patients over profits, while only 16 percent believe health insurance companies do, according to a Harris Poll study released today. Meanwhile, 36 percent of U.S. adults believe health care providers (such as doctors and nurses) put patients over profits, compared to hospitals (23%).
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Bipartisan Sanity on Healthcare Transparency | DrugWonks

Bipartisan Sanity on Healthcare Transparency | DrugWonks | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Drugwonks.com is the web log of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest (CMPI), a forum offering rigorous and compelling research on the most critical issues affecting current drug policy.
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Gilead Executive Says Pharmacy Benefit Managers Keep Prices High

Gilead Sciences Inc.’s hepatitis C cure set off a firestorm of criticism over high drug prices in 2014 that hasn’t let up since. Now an executive says the company can’t cut the product’s price because middlemen who manage drug benefits would refuse to cover it.
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Gilead Executive Says Pharmacy Benefit Managers Keep Prices High

Gilead Sciences Inc.’s hepatitis C cure set off a firestorm of criticism over high drug prices in 2014 that hasn’t let up since. Now an executive says the company can’t cut the product’s price because middlemen who manage drug benefits would refuse to cover it.
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Three effective ways pharma brands have used Facebook for marketing

Three effective ways pharma brands have used Facebook for marketing | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Facebook is an attractive platform for pharma companies looking to reach consumers directly online, but cutting through the clutter can be difficult, necessitating that pharma marketers employ the right Facebook tools for their campaigns.
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Top 10 U.S. patent losses of 2017 | FiercePharma

Top 10 U.S. patent losses of 2017 | FiercePharma | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Among the many meds that’ll lose patent protection in the U.S. this year are 10 drugs that each contribute in a big way for top drugmakers. Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Takeda, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Gilead Sciences are set to hit the patent cliff this year with some of their respective big sellers.
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OPDP Plans Just One Guidance Document for 2017 | Coalition for Healthcare Communication

OPDP Plans Just One Guidance Document for 2017 | Coalition for Healthcare Communication | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
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Bob Ehrlich of DTC Perspectives Should Do Better Research & Fact Checking Before He Calls Out Media for "Misreporting" on DTC Off-Label Promotion

Bob Ehrlich of DTC Perspectives Should Do Better Research & Fact Checking Before He Calls Out Media for "Misreporting" on DTC Off-Label Promotion | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
A blog about pharmaceutical marketing and advertising written by PharmaGuy, a constructive critic of the industry.
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Pharma's rep with patient groups was on the rise, but not anymore: PatientView | FiercePharma

Pharma's rep with patient groups was on the rise, but not anymore: PatientView | FiercePharma | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
After an upswing in pharma's global reputation in 2015, its standing among patient groups has now swung the other way—again. Only 38% of patient groups agree that the industry had either an “excellent” or “good” reputation, down from almost 45% last year.
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Data Shows Americans Hold Similar Views of Drugmakers, PBMs - Morning Consult

Data Shows Americans Hold Similar Views of Drugmakers, PBMs - Morning Consult | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Drugmakers have pointed to pharmacy benefit managers as a force behind rising drug prices in the U.S., but Americans don't appear to have a gloomier view of one industry group over the other, according to Morning Consult Brands Intelligence data.
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Drug Costs Too High? Fire the Middleman

Drug Costs Too High? Fire the Middleman | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Caterpillar’s lowered drug bills show why pharmacy benefit managers are under fire.
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Declines in Sexual Frequency among American Adults, 1989–2014

Declines in Sexual Frequency among American Adults, 1989–2014 | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
American adults had sex about nine fewer times per year in the early 2010s compared to the late 1990s in data from the nationally representative General Social Survey, N = 26,620, 1989–2014. This was
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Survey: 64 percent of patients use a digital device to manage health

Survey: 64 percent of patients use a digital device to manage health | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it

Don't be fooled by numbers read the insights as to what people actually want

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A Good Thing Happens When Doctors Start Talking to Their Patients

A Good Thing Happens When Doctors Start Talking to Their Patients | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
A longer visit with your doctor before a procedure can improve results and save money, according to Robert S. Kaplan.
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Flipboard on Flipboard

Flipboard on Flipboard | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
21,236 Added | 15 Magazines | 23 Likes | 22 Following | 180.3M Followers | @flipboard | Official Flipboard account
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Johnson & Johnson pursues empathy in an age of 'anxiety and mistrust'

Johnson & Johnson pursues empathy in an age of 'anxiety and mistrust' | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Johnson & Johnson president of global marketing services Debra Bass says the brand is putting empathy at the forefront of its activity at a tumultuous time for the world.
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Digital health highlights from Garmin, WebMD, and Under Armour's Q4 calls

Digital health highlights from Garmin, WebMD, and Under Armour's Q4 calls | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Garmin had a pretty solid 2016, finishing off the fourth quarter with a 10 percent year over year increase in revenue and a total of $861 million. For all of 2016, revenue was up 7 percent from the prior year, with each of the company’s categories – fitness, marine, outdoor and aviation – collectively growing over 20 percent.
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Capitalizing on Consumers' Increased Focus on Health and Wellness

Capitalizing on Consumers' Increased Focus on Health and Wellness | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Going to regularly scheduled doctor’s visits, choosing careful diets and exercising throughout the week are still useful tactics in managing a healthy lifestyle, but many Americans today are much more mindful of other factors when it comes to managing their health.
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The Drug Lobby Is Getting Touchy About Drug Prices

The Drug Lobby Is Getting Touchy About Drug Prices | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
The pharmaceutical industry has a new public-relations strategy. It doesn't want to go the way of Big Tobacco and Wall Street.
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